First Look at Fallout: New Vegas

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I really hope they tweak the Hell out of the Gamebryo engine. I want seamless loads between cities and wasteland again. I really, really hated that about Oblivion and Fallout 3.

I also hope they do away with that unslayable NPC nonsense. "Little Timmy has become unconscious." I don't care if the main story arc is destroyed; Provost Dorkin must die, damn it!

And finally... Achievements? Oh joy... That by default means the mandatory inclusion of GFWL, which I'll again have to illegally bypass. :(

How exciting! So far this all sounds awesome. I can't wait for New Vegas to come out!

I wonder if they will still use bottlecaps as currency or if they are going to use chips. It is Vegas after all.

I can't wait to play this game, I hope the m1 isn't the varmint gun. That would piss me off quite a bit.

Grayjack:
Sounds badass. I think I'll get it. Oh, and does anyone know what year it takes place in?

70 years after fallout 2. You do the math.

All I can really say is...

DO WANT.

But srsly, this is definitely shaping up to be something EPIC. And Autumn 2010?! YES! I was expecting it early 2011 and that I'd end up ignoring Gears 3 for ages while I played NV to death.

Actually in hindsight, I played F3 pretty much as my main game for about a year. I guess Gears 3 will be left in the dust after all :3

I was really excited about this game but now it's revealed as just the same shit i got bored of last year.
I'll probably get it a few years down the line but this is sorely disappointing

David Bray:
I was really excited about this game but now it's revealed as just the same shit i got bored of last year.
I'll probably get it a few years down the line but this is sorely disappointing

If its polished up and adjusted for a 20+ hour game...it should be great...its a lack luster unfinished lulz fest like FO3...... no thanks....

David Bray:
I was really excited about this game but now it's revealed as just the same shit i got bored of last year.
I'll probably get it a few years down the line but this is sorely disappointing

How is it the "same ole shit?" It sounds like they're adding a lot, and it's Black Is...err...Obsidian so their handling of the world should be a lot better than Bethesda's.

I'm actually very hyped, hyped enough even my thermometer has bursted from hype.
Hardcore mode seems like a really good idea, because i never bothered with melee in Fallout 3 because i could carry so much ammo and weapons were so common it wasn't worthwile.
I would like to see the abillity to disguise yourself as other factions, you know remember in Fallout 2 where you infiltrated camp Nevarro as a new recruit, and the thickly accented drill sergant woul criticize anyway possible? Good times.

Anywho all aboard the hype train!

TOGSolid:

David Bray:
I was really excited about this game but now it's revealed as just the same shit i got bored of last year.
I'll probably get it a few years down the line but this is sorely disappointing

How is it the "same ole shit?" It sounds like they're adding a lot, and it's Black Is...err...Obsidian so their handling of the world should be a lot better than Bethesda's.

Don't think so. Same engine, same aesthetic, same models, same control style, same everything. Yes, there are editions but KotOR 2 had additions yet added nothing.

WAIIIIIT! Obsidian did THAT too!

The game sounds badass! Now all we need is an Elder Scrolls sequel! :D

I'm just happy Obsidian have better engineers than Bethesda. The random CTDs of their engine broke immersion and made me almost regret buying the game on more than one occasion.

seule:
Just happy to see that they seems to have taken some of the ideas from some of the really good player-created mods and decided to use them. And if it's GECK compatible that would be even more awesome.

I believe they are actually using the geck (same engine and looks, and from what i can tell some of the same objects, roads, clothes and stuff) to make it with various other tools that i am not sure of.

Forgive me for descending into Internet-speak, but WANT. NAO.

Seriously, this one looks like a very likely Game of the Year candidate.

David Bray:

TOGSolid:

David Bray:
I was really excited about this game but now it's revealed as just the same shit i got bored of last year.
I'll probably get it a few years down the line but this is sorely disappointing

How is it the "same ole shit?" It sounds like they're adding a lot, and it's Black Is...err...Obsidian so their handling of the world should be a lot better than Bethesda's.

Don't think so. Same engine, same aesthetic, same models, same control style, same everything. Yes, there are editions but KotOR 2 had additions yet added nothing.

WAIIIIIT! Obsidian did THAT too!

If you're gonna try and use history as a debate point, you may want to check your facts. KOTOR 2 suffered from the publisher wanting to rush the game out of the door. It was shipped unfinished and still in need of a lot of love.

Your post is pretty much garbage. Yes the engine/control schemes are mostly the same, but you make it sound like this game is a F3 mod with no new resources. No new models? No new anything? Really? Are you a moron?

If you'd actually bothered to RTFA you'd know that a lot of things from F3 are being fixed up and improved upon. Frankly though, twits like you aren't even worth debating with. I could easily refute your inane blatherings just by copy/pasting entire sections of the article. Troll elsewhere, thanks.

TOGSolid:

If you're gonna try and use history as a debate point, you may want to check your facts. KOTOR 2 suffered from the publisher wanting to rush the game out of the door. It was shipped unfinished and still in need of a lot of love.

Your post is pretty much garbage. Yes the engine/control schemes are mostly the same, but you make it sound like this game is a F3 mod with no new resources. No new models? No new anything? Really? Are you a moron?

If you'd actually bothered to RTFA you'd know that a lot of things from F3 are being fixed up and improved upon. Frankly though, twits like you aren't even worth debating with. I could easily refute your inane blatherings just by copy/pasting entire sections of the article. Troll elsewhere, thanks.

Nah, here's cool.
Yes things have changed but they're all surface things, the core is the same and i'd be much more interested in something that really mixed it up. Maybe a return to isometric, maybe the complete opposite, perhaps a new VATS system. Innovation and stuff.
Please don't get vicious with people who have differing views to your own, this is why the gaming community has a bad name.

Please don't get vicious with people who have differing views to your own, this is why the gaming community has a bad name.

Ah, and now the passive agressive approach, good job. I only get hostile with people that try to debate without putting any real thought to their posts. "It's bad cause...cause...IT'S BAD!"

What makes me hostile isn't that you don't like New Vegas. Frankly, I don't give a shit about that, it's that if you're going to try and talk about why you're not interested, at least put some god damned thought behind it.

I'm sure Obsidian would kill to do their own Fallout game with all sorts of awesome bells and whistles (hell, they had one under production at one point) but they're taking what they can get and running with it. The people to yell at aren't Obsidian, it's Bethesda. If Obsidian had their druthers, Fallout New Vegas would probably look very, very differently, but they have to base their work off of Fallout 3 which does limit how far they can go. Frankly, I'm surprise that Bethesda is giving Obsidian the leeway they do have.

David Bray:

TOGSolid:

If you're gonna try and use history as a debate point, you may want to check your facts. KOTOR 2 suffered from the publisher wanting to rush the game out of the door. It was shipped unfinished and still in need of a lot of love.

Your post is pretty much garbage. Yes the engine/control schemes are mostly the same, but you make it sound like this game is a F3 mod with no new resources. No new models? No new anything? Really? Are you a moron?

If you'd actually bothered to RTFA you'd know that a lot of things from F3 are being fixed up and improved upon. Frankly though, twits like you aren't even worth debating with. I could easily refute your inane blatherings just by copy/pasting entire sections of the article. Troll elsewhere, thanks.

Nah, here's cool.
Yes things have changed but they're all surface things, the core is the same and i'd be much more interested in something that really mixed it up. Maybe a return to isometric, maybe the complete opposite, perhaps a new VATS system. Innovation and stuff.
Please don't get vicious with people who have differing views to your own, this is why the gaming community has a bad name.

Why should they fix the broken skill/prek and vats system and do something about the lacking equipment and weapons..... because they don't care and neither dose today's gamer whos more interested in brands,fads and what they are told to like by the industry....

I did not think it was possible for me to want this game more than I already did. Obviously I was wrong.

Face hurts...!
Too much... smiling! Can't... stop!

Didn't read the whole thing to avoid spoilers, but did you mention that, in hardcore mode, you'll have to eat and drink water regularly to survive? That completely changes the game. Now, not only do you have to worry about your quests. You have worry about your next meal, which gets a big "Fuck Yeah" from me.

TOGSolid:
Frankly, I'm surprise that Bethesda is giving Obsidian the leeway they do have.

Me too.. I'm sort of used to seeing companies trampling smaller studios that actually know what they're doing, in order to promote their own titles.

..of course.. then you consider the fact that Alpha Protocol will probably be released very close to New Vegas...which will no doubt get about 1000 times as much advertisement.. from the games-media, I mean - and the universe is in order again... :(

It sounds like it will be superior to Fallout 3, especially if they have enhanced the combat, that really put me off the number 3

This will be awesome!
I cannot wait!
And i'm loving the faction and reputation thing going on =)

WanderFreak:
As someone who went 100% on the highest difficulty on Fallout 3, allow me to say: the hardcore mode sounds so incredibly awesome I am actually allowing myself to be hyped up by it.

Hardcore Mode, A.K.A: More Like S.T.A.L.K.E.R Mode (Which is a good thing, just so we're clear)

I loved Fallout 3 and hopefully New vegas will be good I have my hopes up. Also I loved the soundtrack for Fallout 3 hopefully the soundtrack is just as good.

Maybe one of the games could be based outside america in the future. Wold be cool :P

Color me interested. I am piqued at the part where VATS is going to be more real time. Are we hinting at a testbed for Fallout MMO with VATS? Stay tuned!

CAN NOT WAIT!

Why is the game not out yet???

I... MUST... HAVE!!!!

AkJay:
Sounds absolutely awesome. My only problem with it is the faction segment. I dislike the whole faction-style in games, it's one of the reasons I really disliked STALKER: CS. I like F3 because there weren't any real factions you could side with, it was just good / evil.

I hope they make it complex enough that there are way(s) around a bad rep if you're clever.

Like in Fallout 3:
Spoiler for Replicated Man quest:
You had a choice between turning in the android (and getting the perk)or informing him (and getting the gun). But if you were clever, you could inform him, offer to kill the goons looking for him, then going to said goons and informing them just before blasting them for the perk.

Low Key:
Two words: Fucking sweet!

This will be one game I will actually buy at launch. I can't remember the last time I did that. Left 4 Dead 2 was pretty close, but I still got that a week after release.

Sinbeans:
I hope they keep the in-game radio. That was one of my favorite aspects of Fallout 3.

Yes! Except I hope they have a few more songs. I could play FO3 for a half an hour and hear the same song twice.

I'm sure there will be plenty of Rap Pack music in this: the teaser had "Blue Moon."
I actually hope they give us our own radio station we can play our own mp3s on; there is a mission where you have to clear out Supermutants from a radio station - I think that's what Black Mountain is.

Either way, this is probably the one game I'm really excited to see right now. It's the only one I'm really looking forward to.
Fallout 3 is my favorite of this gen so far and I'm hoping NV is even better.

It may be the several hours of Monty Python I've just watched, but I can't help thinking, "Always looks on the bright side of death!" Even if it is only so you can get resurrected and get some well deserved vengeance...

One, great report, and two, do you think that, maybe, possibly, you could, if it's okay with you, get some video of the game next time you do a preview? If so, that would make you the bestest peoples evar! If not, I tried.

My biggest issue with these games is that developers seem to think that making the game as huge as possible is the key to making the game better. Fallout 3 and Oblivion have both been forgotten by myself and a lot of my friends and associates because you spend so much time trawling through the game, exploring, doing side quests, main quests, collecting and everything else that you eventually run out of steam for playing it. You either just stop wanting to play, or you've reached the highest level, done only a portion of the game and you just don't feel like it any more. And you never feel like playing it again!

In Oblivion, I've done every side quest from the 'good' factions, but as far as the main quest, I've spoken to the prior and have been told to go to another town to collect the prince. That's all. And I haven't felt like playing it again since I got it when it first came out.

Developers need to give us short, concise games with less focus on exploration and a billion side-quests and factions and collectables and secrets and all that jazz, and give us solid RPGs with a reasonable size and number of quests, then if they want to add more, make add-ons.

Nerdfury:
Developers need to give us short, concise games with less focus on exploration and a billion side-quests and factions and collectables and secrets and all that jazz, and give us solid RPGs with a reasonable size and number of quests, then if they want to add more, make add-ons.

Now, now. That's crazy talk! You need to rush out a bunch of content in the shortest amount of time possible - because every customer who bought fallout3 were hugely impressed with how dynamic and expansive the world was, and how much /content/ was in it. That there was no depth in the game, no soul, and so on, doesn't matter. Heck - if Fallout3 was called "Oblivion - oblivioner once again".. instead of having FALLOUT in the title, it would've sold exactly the same amount of discs.

I've read it on the internet, so it must be true.

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